Lamborghini/Radni GT3, back in the Saddle!!

Lamborghini GT3/Radni, back into RS Fabrications for a complete exhaust system prior to a test day this week. Exhaust suppression being the key to the new system.

Radni dropped off the Lambo the week before, after the “Midnight Oil” episode, with the strict instructions to get the noise down to the required dB level,

Week-end work, and hours, produced a full Stainless Steel system for the Lamborghini.

Repeat offender Radni,was back on track tuesday with the results.

New re-packerble twin primary silencers, oval X [Balance] pipe configuration Centre Silencer finishing with duel twin exit tailpipes, just above the rear diffuser.

Out on the track the car performed impeccably with a steady string of laps, again in the hands of Ken Moen and James Appleby.

Russell was strapped into the car with Ken at a later stage, obviously to monitor noise levels, and everything was good. “I love it when a plan comes together” commented Russell.

“Next time I hope to be in the “Hot Seat” just to see how the GT3 performs” he continued.

Noise suppression is the key to any performance machine under track legislation, without it you cannot run.

This is the driving force behind this RS Performance Exhaust system on Radni’s Lambohrgini, and the majority of the performance silencers manufactured in the RS Fabrications workshop.

Call Russell or Sarah on 01327 354445, for any of your performance upgrades.

Jaguar E-Type Re-packerble Silencer upgrade

A splendid example of an E-Type Jaguar was in a RS Fabrications for a pair of re-packerble silencers.

After running at the Goodwood 74th members meeting, the original silencer were deemed to be past their sell by date!!

Over to Russell, “What a fantastic car, it really is a nice to get your hands on a vehicle of this caliber, we removed the offending items and manufactured replacement silencers for this classic”

Ben took on the fabrication duties on the E-Type and manufactured a pair of period, re-packerble silencers. In what was a “calculated procedure”, the task was completed in just one week, getting the vehicle back up to its racing specification in time for its next outing to following week.

All this was completed within the refines of exhaust performance, noise suppression, and other criteria that is associated with current Racing limitations.

More performance updates to follow:-

Classics GT 40 at RS Fabrications

With a steady stream of classic vehicle coming through the workshop, as the racing season dictates, George was at RS Fabrications to pick up his GT40 this week.

A lovely recreation of the 60’s Ford Classic, the GT40 was in for a full set of manifolds and silencers.

Working from original Ford GT 40 Drawings, Neil fabricated the exhaust system in 1 3/4 Stainless Steel tube with racing merged collectors and finishing in a pair of custom silencers.

The GT 40, recently driven by Jodi Kidd at Reims, is destine for Le Mans this June, as it is the 50th anniversary for Ford finishing the 24 Hour race,  first, second and third in 1966.

George will be on hand for the celebrations, so look out for him along with his Gulf GT 40.

Call Russell or Sarah to book your performance upgrade:- 01327 354445.

Burning the Midnight Oil, Lamborghini Gallardo GT3

After a short conversation with Radni Molhampour, the GT3 Lamborghini GT3  [already on its way from Norway to RS Fabrications] arrived late Monday night.

Exhaust at 115dB and a test day Tuesday at Silverstone was the main Issue.

Large Cats were on the GT3 and Radni had a pair of silencers that were completely blown out of any Packing Material.

“Ben and I worked into the night, cutting open & re-packing the silencers” commented Russell. “we were also fortunate to have a pair of the correct size 90 degree bends to fabricate a pair of turn down tailpipes” he continued.

Fabrication and installation completed in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Gallardo was loaded back into the Brian James Race Transporter 6 for the short run to the hotel, for what was left of the night!

Ongoing test reports were received during testing, as the V10 engine was still breaking the Silverstone noise limit at full chat!!

With a couple of visits back to RS Fabrications during the day, Radni and his Team managed to attach the additional cats to the tail pipes and continued to run, putting 32 Laps on the GT3, in the hands of Kenneth Moen and James Appleby.

Test session over, Back to RS Fabrications for a complete system that will perform, “under the gun” to complete the Lambo for another test Tuesday next week.

No pressure then!!

Update to follow…………..

Associated Websites:-

www.tilhengernor.no

www.brianjames.co.uk/

 

F1 Monaco Tyre Trailer

Monaco, on the F1 Circuit, requires a specific Tyre Trailer as the Pirelli tyre fitting area is down in the habour.

Working closely with Haas F1, RS Fabrications has manufactured a trailer to transport 4 sets of Wheels/Tyres for this application.

It may seem trivial, but the demands call for the task, F1 Spec Mirror Polished Stainless Steel Tube is the only option, not bad for the once a year event.

RS Fabrications, along with Haas F1, are looking forward to the Monaco Race in May 2016.

RS Fabrications/Towcester 2016, 1 Year On!

One year on from the move to the new RS Fabrications facility  in Towcester, things continue to move forwards at a fast pace.

Still some additional upgrades and work that has to be completed on the workshop, it is a juggling act with manufacture/fabrication and other work commitments.

With the start to a New Motorsport Season, things have been hectic to say the least! Late nights for the Fabbies [F1 on the grid in 2016] and then the Goodwood 74th Members Meeting and the Classic Racing Car support.

Russell was invited down to Goodwood, and Front Running Jaguar driver Fred Wakemen was on tap to shake down a Jaguar C Type to ” Rough it up a bit” and get to grips with the new addition!

Really, what a Car!!!!

First day out in Fred’s  hands, it truly is a remarkable Classic Jaguar, and Fred has no qualms and taking the vehicle to the limit as demonstrated at the Goodwood. meeting.

” Good Old Boy” is the term that you would use, and working closely with Blakeney Motorsport, RS Fabrications have built up a strong business relationship over the past few years.

With testing at Silverstone this coming week and Aston Martin GT4 Vantage support with David Appleby Racing, the pressure is still on, even at this stage of the Motorsport Calender.

With other RS Fabrications modified Classic Cars running at Goodwood, it seems like  “Jaguars R us”, based on what we have achieved, and moving forward we will continue to support the Classic Car Racing community with performance product.

Roll on the Goodwood Revival & the 75th Goodwood Members Meeting!

For further information do not hesitate to call Russell or Sarah, at RS Fabrications on 01327 354445. Get The Power!

 

RS Fabrications 10 Year Anniversary Milestone

A cold January 2016 and it looks like winter has finally arrived in Towcester, but it also  marks the 10 Year Anniversary for RS Fabrications.

Founded in January 2006, RS fabrications has gone through many changes since it was established in Banbury, but continues to support the Motorsport Industry in the Silverstone area.

“Its hard to believe we have been at the new facility in Towcester for a year now”, commented Russell ” Current workload includes support for a new Formula 1 Team [on the grid in 2016] , the new Ford GT40 assault in the USA and Le Mans later this year, and  other various classic racing cars in for modifications”

Repeat customer Dennis dropped off his Modified BMW 3 Series before Christmas for an RS Performance Equal Length Manifold [6 into 2 into 1], difficult to fit in on a RHD model, and the vehicle has a growing list of modifications for the upcoming season.

Vintage Racer Doddy, delivered his Sunbeam Tiger to the workshop for a new stiffer front anti roll bar and front suspension geometry changes. The Tiger is blisteringly fast but struggles with initial turn in, hence the changes. Testing and fine tuning will commence in March prior to the historical season.

Another GT 40 is in for a full exhaust system.

This particular example, driven by Jody Kidd at Reims, is a perfect example of this sought after classic.

Full factory configuration manifolds along with twin rear silencers will be required, all fabricated in Stainless Steel and Tig welded to the highest standard.

Full Web update to follow.

Contact Russell or Sarah on 01327 354445 for further details.

007 Spectre RS Fabrications GT4 Silencers

It was really good to see the Aston Martin DB10, with RS fabrications GT4 Silencer installation, for the “Flame Thrower Scene” in the new James Bond Movie.

A pair of our GT4 Silencers were supplied specifically for this scene, but apparently they were used in much of the additional footage during the filming of Spectre.

Only the very best for Q and Mr Bond it would seem!

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is a true testament to the quality of this product, and these silencers are available from RS fabrications or David Appleby Engineering.

The GT4 Silencers are always held in stock and are a direct replacement for the standard OEM Rear Silencer on the V8 & V12 Aston Martin Vantage.

Please contact Russell on 01327 354445 for any additional information.

Metro 6R4 Rally Car in for Full Exhaust System

Legendary Metro 6R4 Rally Cars are collectable and still perform to the highest degree. Additional performance can be gained in many areas, especially exhaust tuning.

As we know David Appleby has dabbled with these vehicles over the years, and one of the second generation 6R4’s was dropped off at RS for a full stainless steel exhaust system upgrade.

Ben 10 & Treasure worked together to produce the full system consisting of equal length primaries, 3 into 1 merge collectors, leading into re-packable silencers on the rear of the vehicle, giving an incite to what is currently going on at RS Fabrications.

With clearance being a premium on the left hand side of the engine, due to the offset V6 and four wheel drive configuration, it was more of a challenge  to place the manifold in this area, but as previously mentioned, the RS Fabrication Fabricators/Technicians have done a splendid job for David’s customer.

When it is Engineering and Performance, combined with quality fabrication, you know where to come !

 

Them Damn Duke Boys!!!!!

Paul came to RS Fabrications to have electronically activated exhaust valves installed on his supercharge F150 Step Side Truck.

One of the larger vehicles to go on the four poster lift, Ben 10 crafted the valves into the original exhaust system.

As you can imagine the american V8 unrestricted is something to behold, and it certainly put a smile on Paul face!

Please call Russell or Sarah for further information on 01327 354445, at the new RS Fabrications facility in Towcester.